Protecting and Enhancing our Natural Resources

NRCS offers easement programs to landowners who want to maintain or enhance their land in a way beneficial to agriculture and/or the environment. All NRCS easement programs are voluntary. We provide technical help and financial assistance, but local landowners and organizations are needed to make NRCS easement programs successful.

Our easement programs include the following:

The Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP) helps purchase development rights to keep productive farm and ranchland in agricultural uses.

Farm and Ranch Photo

The Grasslands Reserve Program (GRP) protects, restores, and enhances grassland, including rangeland, pastureland, shrubland, and certain other lands.

Grassland Photo

The Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) protects, restores, and enhances wetlands. Achieving the greatest wetland functions and optimum wildlife habitat on every acre enrolled in WRP is the goal.

Wetland Photo